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Philosophy Breakfast: The Ethics of Global Food Production

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Philosophy Breakfast: The Ethics of Global Food Production

Welcome to our 2018 programme.We’ve got over 100 events going on throughout the week, check back in with us as more are added.

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You can also get involved with the festival by cooking and sharing food with your colleagues, neighbours, friends and family – find out more on our festival theme page.

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    Philosophy Breakfast: The Ethics of Global Food Production

    Theme: Feasting & Festivities, Future of Food
    Venue: City Centre
    On: Sunday 17th June
    Time: 10:00 am
    Address: St George’s, Great George St, BS1 5RR

    In our globalised world, much of what we eat is grown, processed and/or prepared in distant countries, often by the poor. Our ethically-scrupulous philosophy breakfast will include your choice of a delicious locally-sourced bap fresh from Boston Tea Party, and a coffee from South America or a tea from India.

    Is it possible to eat ethically in such a world? Is buying local the answer if it means depriving farmers in the developing world of export crops? With so much fair work done by migrant workers, does increased agricultural self-sufficiency require accepting our on-going need for workers from elsewhere? Do farm workers enjoy the same conditions as other workers? If not, why not? 

    Join philosopher Julian Baggini and the University of Bristol’s Lydia Medland to unpack the moral dilemmas involved in eating ethically in the wealthy West. The ethical consequences of our food choices often seem distant but Medland’s work on the role of seasonal workers in global food production in Morocco and Spain – providers of much of what fills our supermarkets’ shelves – shows it is very close indeed. 

    There will be short talks and plenty of opportunity for discussion. 

    Click below for tickets via Wriggle, you can also purchase from the St George’s box office.

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